3rd Generation (2013—2019) Escape Problems

This generations ranks 88th out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (19%), transmission (15%), and the interior (13%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Stopped Working 26 complaints at an average of 69,924 miles in the 2014 Ford Escape.
  2. Failure 7 complaints at an average of 45,590 miles in the 2015 Ford Escape.
  3. Power Steering Failure 16 complaints at an average of 55,082 miles in the 2013 Ford Escape.

What Escape Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 0 1 0.0
2018 1 2 53 0.61
2017 36 1 140 17.6
2016 113 1 111 35.16
2015 60 4 74 28.62
2014 177 13 96 77.94
2013 357 15 111 94.91

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